Representative Transactions

Representative
Transactional Matters

The following list is representative of cases handled by James H. Barrow. Certain cases included staffing by other attorneys, as needed. No representation of success or similar results is implied, as results obtained depend upon the facts of each case.

 

  • Represented Alamo Plaza building owner in long-term retail lease, 2019
  • Represented legacy ranch owner in oil-field water sales contract, 2019
  • Represented legacy ranch owner in purchase of adjoining property, 2018
  • Represented developer in acquisition and entitlement of residential subdivisions; Bexar, Comal, Guadalupe Counties, 2018
  • Represented water-well driller in dispute with water utility, 2018
  • Represented investor group in real estate partnership restructuring, 2018
  • Represented ranch owner in option agreement for solar farm, 2018
  • Represented developer in office condominium project, 2018
  • Represented developer in sale of garden office project, 2018
  • Represented ranch owner in major pipeline easement, 2018
  • Represented ranch owner in complex oil lease restructuring, 2018
  • Represented private club in complex land-use matters with municipality, 2018
  • Represented manufacturer in relocation of corporate headquarters, 2017
  • Represented institutional trustee in sale of New Mexico ranch, 2017
  • Represented ranch owners in complex family partition, Kendall County, 2017
  • Represented investor in sale of ranch, Shackelford County, 2017
  • Represented private club in purchase of City street, 2017
  • Represented institutional trustee in routine trust distributions, 2017
  • Represented ranch in complex access dispute, Bandera County, 2016
  • Represented investor in purchase of trophy ranch, Uvalde County, 2016
  • Represented investor in sale and financing of water company, 2016
  • Represented dentist in medical office leases, 2016
  • Represented investor in condemnation of water pipeline, 2016
  • Represented ranch in acquisition of adjoining ranch, La Salle County, 2016
  • Represented developer in sale of residential subdivision, 2016
  • Represented institutional trustee in partition of ranch, Presidio County, 2016
  • Represented investor in purchase of adjoining ranch, Bandera County, 2015
  • Represented ranch in pipeline easement, Frio County, 2015
  • Represented developer in acquisition and entitlement of residential subdivisions, Bexar and Comal County, 2014-2017
  • Represented investor in acquisition of adjoining ranch, Kendall County, 2015
  • Represented institutional trustee in sealed-bid auction of trophy ranch, Matagorda County, 2015
  • Represented developer in claim against title company, 2015
  • Represented investor in coordinated subdivisions of ranch, Kimble County, 2015
  • Represented investor group in Texas broker’s license application, 2015
  • Represented investor group in simultaneous purchase/sale of ranch, Gonzales County, 2015
  • Represented business in condemnation of investment properties, Comal County, 2015
  • Represented investor in purchase of adjoining ranch, Shackelford County, 2014
  • Represented family in sale of land for senior housing complex, Comal County, 2014
  • Represented developer in acquisition and entitlement of residential properties, Bexar County, 2014
  • Represented investor in sale of student housing portfolio, Brazos County, 2014
  • Represented business in acquisition of competing water well business, 2014
  • Represented family in purchase of trophy vacation home, Park City, Utah, 2014
  • Represented institutional trustee in nation-wide recreational license agreement, 2014
  • Represented investor in 1031 exchange into investment ranch, Kerr County, 2014
  • Represented developer in sale to charter school, Bexar County, 2014
  • Represented investor in purchase of adjoining ranch, Kimble County, 2014
  • Represented investor group in purchaser of family limited partnership, 2013
  • Represented family in sale and exchange of hunting ranch, Willacy County, 2013
  • Represented ranch owner in mineral lease, Frio County, 2013
  • Represented developer in land assemblies for residential subdivisions, Bexar County, 2013
  • Represented ranch owner in pipeline easement, Frio County, 2013
  • Represented ranch owner in purchase of adjoining ranch, Medina County, 2013
  • Represented investor in sale of trophy ranch, Frio/Atascosa County, 2013
  • Represented university in ad valorem tax exemption issues, 2013
  • Represented ranch owner in water rights issues, Gillespie County, 2013
  • Represented ranch owner in purchase of adjoining ranch, Stephens County, 2013
  • Represented ranch owner in mineral estate planning, Duval County, 2012
  • Represented ranch owner in mineral estate planning, McMullen County, 2012
  • Represented family in sale of ranch, Willacy County, 2012
  • Represented investor group in sale of office building, 2012
  • Represented developer in sale of apartment tract, Hays County, 2012
  • Represented institutional trustee in sale of ranch, McMullen County, 2012
  • Represented utility contractor in extensive credit facility arrangements, 2012
  • Represented investor in sale of oil-field servicing business, 2012
  • Represented ranch owner in pipeline easement, Frio County, 2012
  • Represented ranch owner in pipeline easement, La Salle County, 2012
  • Represented ranch owner in purchase of adjoining ranch, Medina County, 2012
  • Represented ranch owner in conservation easement, Tom Green County, 2012
  • Represented institutional trustee in mineral/surface issues, Atascosa County, 2012
  • Represented automobile dealer in purchase of flagship retail location, 2012
  • Represented ranch owner in mineral lease, Atascosa County, 2012
  • Represented author in book contract for business memoirs, 2012
  • Represented ranch owner in pipeline easement, Frio County, 2011
  • Represented investor in land sale to national retailer, Frio County, 2011
  • Represented physician in purchase of luxury condominium, 2011
  • Represented ranch owner in complex estate exchanges, Medina County, 2011
  • Represented landowner in mineral lease, Atascosa County, 2011
  • Represented investor in asset purchase of manufacturing business, 2011
  • Represented ranch owner in pipeline easement, La Salle County, 2011
  • Represented institutional trustee in claim regarding wildfire damage, Jeff Davis County
  • Represented ranch owner in purchase of water rights, Medina County, 2011
  • Represented investor in acquisition of oil field servicing business, Frio County, 2011
  • Represented automobile dealer in land acquisition, Comal County, 2011
  • Represented investor in purchase of ranch, Zavala County, 2011
  • Represented developer in subdivision financing, Comal County, 2011
  • Represented developer in sale of shopping center, 2011
  • Represented ranch owner in pipeline easement, La Salle County, 2011
  • Represented ranch owner in pipeline easement, McMullen County, 2011
  • Represented automobile dealer in land acquisitions for new dealership, 2011
  • Represented investor in sale of ranch, Shackelford County, 2010
  • Represented ranch owner in seismic permit, Frio County, 2010
  • Represented developer in sale of shopping center, 2010
  • Represented ranch owner in mineral lease, McMullen County, 2010
  • Represented investor in ranch purchase, La Salle County, 2010
  • Represented investor in trophy residence purchase, 2010
  • Represented developer in antenna site sale, 2010
  • Represented developer in environmental claim, 2010
  • Represented institutional trustee in surface use agreement, Atascosa County, 2010
  • Represented ranch owner in mineral lease, Zavala County, 2010
  • Represented ranch owner in mineral lease, Frio County, 2010
  • Represented ranch owner in purchase of adjoining ranch, Frio County, 2010
  • Represented ranch owner in sale and Section 1031 exchange, Burnet County, 2010
  • Represented institutional trustee in sale of ranch, McMullen County, 2010
  • Represented developer in partnership agreement, 2010
  • Represented developer in landlord-tenant lawsuit, 2010
  • Represented investor in purchase of ranch, Uvalde County, 2010
  • Represented physician in purchase of medical office building, 2010
  • Represented institutional trustee in analysis of water lease, Gonzales County, 2009
  • Represented ranch owner in easement dispute, Shackelford County, 2009
  • Represented ranch owner in analysis of mineral holdings, Dimmit County, 2009
  • Represented lender in commercial foreclosure, 2009
  • Represented landlord in lock-out of radio station, Nueces County, 2009
  • Represented institutional trustee in distribution of mineral estate, 38 counties, 2009
  • Represented property-rights and wildlife association before Texas Supreme Court, 2009
  • Represented estate in probate of will, Bexar County, 2009
  • Represented ranch owners in access dispute, Kendall County, 2009
  • Represented investor in purchase of medical office building, 2009
  • Represented landowners in wind farm lease, Mills County, 2009
  • Represented ranch owner in water lease, Gonzales County, 2009
  • Represented investor in ad valorem tax dispute, Uvalde County, 2009
  • Represented developer in creation of master-planned community, 2009
  • Represented ranch owner in mineral lease, McMullen County, 2009
  • Represented ranch owner in pipeline easement, Frio County, 2009
  • Represented ranch owner in transmission line easement, McMullen County, 2009
  • Represented ranch owner in transmission line easement, Jim Hogg County, 2009
  • Represented ranch owner in transmission line routing, Shackelford County, 2009
  • Represented ranch owner in water diversion dispute, Gillespie County, 2009
  • Represented university in valuation and exemption dispute with appraisal district, 2009
  • Represented purchaser of adjoining ranch property, McMullen County, 2009
  • Represented landlord in commercial office lease, 2009
  • Represented purchaser of investment ranch, Shackelford County, 2008
  • Represented ranch in sale of 7,400 acre conservation easement, Uvalde County, 2008
  • Represented purchaser of investment ranch, Kimble County, 2008
  • Represented developer in earnest money dispute, 2008
  • Represented ranch in river boundary dispute, La Salle County, 2008
  • Represented purchaser of investment ranch, Uvalde County, 2008
  • Represented purchaser (Texas counsel) of historic downtown shopping center, 2008
  • Represented lender in deed-in-lieu of foreclosure on land tract, 2008
  • Represented developer in sale of pad sites, West Bexar County, 2008
  • Represented purchaser of investment ranch, Shackelford County, 2008
  • Represented developer in simultaneous purchase and sale of investment property, 2008
  • Represented developer in purchase of apartment tract, 2007
  • Represented purchaser of investment ranch, Frio/Atascosa Counties, 2007
  • Represented purchaser of initial unit in garden condominium office complex, 2007
  • Represented purchaser of replacement ranch property, Kendall County, 2007
  • Represented developer against municipality’s unlawful regulation in ETJ, 2007
  • Represented purchaser of suburban office building for corporate headquarters, 2007
  • Represented wildlife association and authored revisions to state animal cruelty statute, 2007
  • Represented family in ranch estate planning, Medina County, 2007
  • Represented investor in purchase of replacement ranch, Gillespie County, 2007
  • Represented purchaser of investment ranch, Blanco County, 2007
  • Represented purchaser of investment ranch, Shackelford/Stephens Counties, 2007
  • Represented developer in purchase of acreage tract for subdivision, South Bexar County, 2007
  • Represented developer in negotiation of 75-year ground lease for shopping center, 2007
  • Represented family partnership in sale of acreage tract, West Bexar County, 2007
  • Represented purchaser of investment ranch, Frio County, 2006
  • Represented developer in sale of acreage tract to national builder, West Bexar County, 2006
  • Represented developer in assembly of acreage tracts, Comal County, 2006
  • Represented developer in purchase of industrial tract, Hays County, 2006
  • Represented ranch business in purchase of adjoining ranch, Live Oak County, 2006
  • Represented seller of neighborhood anchored shopping center with out-parcels, 2006
  • Represented purchaser of recreational ranch, Kerr County, 2006
  • Represented seller of recreational ranch, Medina County, 2006
  • Represented developer in assembly of acreage tracts, Medina County, 2006
  • Represented developer in purchase of multi-family apartment complex, 2006
  • Represented ranch business in purchase of adjoining ranch, Medina County, 2006
  • Represented purchaser of recreational ranch, Dimmit County, 2006
  • Represented builder in purchase and development of residential subdivision, 2006
  • Represented developer in pad-site sale on Loop 410 for retail bank, 2005
  • Represented ranch business in purchase of adjoining ranch, Bandera County, 2005
  • Represented developer in assembly of 6 West Bexar County acreage tracts, 2005
  • Represented developer in sale of subdivision lots to national builder, 2005
  • Represented investor in sale/owner-finance of 8,700 acre ranch, La Salle County, 2005
  • Represented developer in sale/owner-finance of apartment tract, 2005
  • Represented developer in formation and sale of garden office condominium, 2005
  • Represented developer in purchase of multi-family apartment complex, 2005
  • Represented developer (Texas counsel) in purchase and redevelopment of historic 560,000 sf shopping center, 2005
  • Represented developer in sale of subdivision lots to national builder, Webb County, 2005
  • Represented developer regarding school site donation and related infrastructure agreements, 2004
  • Represented NYSE company against homeowners association and municipality regarding traffic around industrial facility, Comal County, 2004
  • Represented ranch owner in Grasslands Reserve Program application, Kendall County, 2004
  • Represented pension fund seller of 125,000 sf industrial building, 2004
  • Represented developer in sale of 102 acre residential subdivision, Webb County, 2004
  • Represented developer in assembly of West Bexar County development tracts, 2004
  • Represented purchaser of legacy restaurant property, Kendall County, 2004
  • Represented purchaser of 7,000 acre ranch, Duval County, 2004
  • Represented purchaser of Class A apartment project, 2004
  • Represented ranch owner in seismic option agreement, Frio County, 2004
  • Represented developer of master planned community regarding route selection for electric transmission lines, 2004
  • Represented developer in 1,200 acre sale to builder, Medina and Bandera Counties, 2003
  • Represented developer in acreage sale to national builder, Webb County, 2003
  • Represented family partnership in sale of 2,000 acre ranch, Kerr County, 2003
  • Represented developer of master planned community in acreage sale to national builder, 2003
  • Represented developer in purchase of closed service station sites, Bexar County, 2003
  • Represented individual in purchase of 700 acre recreational ranch, Medina County, 2003
  • Represented family in Section 1031 exchange of undeveloped land for Colorado property, 2003
  • Testified as expert witness in hunting lease lawsuit, Uvalde County, 2003
  • Represented ranch owners on 12,000 acre hunting lease agreements, Mason County, 2003
  • Represented ranch owner in purchase of adjoining ranch property, La Salle County, 2003
  • Represented developer in purchase of development tract, Bexar County, 2003
  • Represented developer in sale of South Bexar County development tract, $700,000, 2003
  • Represented developer in acreage sale to national builder, $1.1 million, 2003
  • Represented developer in acreage sale to national builder, $1.0 million, Webb County, 2003
  • Represented ranch owner in County Road closure, Frio County, 2003
  • Represented developer of Westover Hills master-planned community
  • Represented hotel developer in water, title and municipal issues for luxury Riverwalk spa hotel (including complex negotiations with City of San Antonio), 2003
  • Represented private family in sale of 13,000 acre ranch, Webb County, 2003
  • Represented private family in sale of Zavala County ranch, 2003
  • Represented lender concerning $1.5 million ranch loan workout, 2003
  • Represented national lodging company in acquisition, assembly, and development of chain’s flagship project (including complex negotiations with City of San Antonio), 2003
  • Represented local family in Section 1031 sale of urban fringe property to commercial users, 2003
  • Represented pension fund landlord in lease negotiations with anchor industrial tenant, 2003
  • Represented developer of master-planned community in negotiations with residential homeowner associations regarding community growth, 2003
  • Represented pension fund in Chapter 11 bankruptcy of anchor industrial tenant, 2002
  • Supervised labor counsel in client’s defense of employment discrimination lawsuit, 2002
  • Represented developer of master-planned community in sale to national convenience store chain, 2002
  • Represented privately-owned commercial landlord in workout with defaulting tenant, 2002
  • Represented developer of master-planned community in sale to national restaurant chain, 2002
  • Represented developer of master-planned community in sale to national residential builders, 2002
  • Represented institutional landlord in negotiations regarding rooftop antenna license agreement, 2002
  • Supervised environmental counsel in evaluation of underground tank risks for proposed industrial park, 2002
  • Represented mutual housing association in acquisition and development of non-profit apartment communities, 2001
  • Represented institutional landlord in major lease renewal with anchor tenant; complex negotiation of subordination, non-disturbance and attornment agreement with institutional lender, 2001
  • Represented seller of undeveloped property in Westover Hills to national home builder for residential subdivision, 2001
  • Represented physicians group in development of medical office project, 2001
  • Represented developer of master-planned community in sale to national drug store chain, 2001
  • Represented law firm in negotiation of office lease, 2000
  • Represented manufacturer in purchase of assets from Chapter 11 debtor, 2000
  • Served as local counsel for New York lender regarding Texas farm and ranch loan, 2000
  • Represented private purchaser of RV park, Kerr County, Texas, 2000
  • Represented developer of master-planned community in sale for neighborhood banking facility, 2000
  • Represented mini-warehouse developer on municipal permitting issues for expansion of existing site, 2000
  • Represented pension fund owner of 560,000 sf retail shopping center regarding ad valorem tax matters, 2000
  • Represented institutional lender in land use due diligence investigation for professional basketball arena, 2000
  • Defended pension fund owner of shopping center against proposed viewshed easement behind The Alamo; successfully defeated passage of ordinance due to exaction without compensation, 1999
  • Supervised litigation counsel in defense of claims against residential real estate brokers, 1999
  • Represented manufacturers’ trade association to secure amendment to San Antonio electrical code benefiting members’ products, 1999
  • Assisted in representation of NYSE mining company in acquisition of area properties; primarily responsible for land use due diligence, 1999
  • Represented seller of undeveloped property in zoning case for manufactured home community, 1999
  • Represented commercial real estate broker in negotiation of exclusive listing agreement for anchored regional shopping center, 1999
  • Represented regional bank in purchase and construction of neighborhood banking facility, 1999
  • Represented purchaser in re-assembly of family ranch, McMullen County, 1998
  • Represented institutional owner of apartment complex in zoning case, 1998
  • Represented condominium owners’ association in sale of surplus property, 1998
  • Represented owner of refrigerated warehouses in sale and leasing of properties, 1998
  • Represented individual purchaser of 14,000 acre ranch; South Texas, 1998
  • Represented family in partition and sale of 7,600 acre ranch; McClennan County, 1998
  • Represented commercial broker in arbitration over commission dispute, 1997
  • Represented office landlord in eviction of attorney, 1997
  • Represented national nursing home operator in eviction of Chapter 11 tenant, 1996
  • Represented owner of service center in defense of operating expense audit by tenants, 1996
  • Represented national restaurant chain in multi-state pad site acquisitions, 1996
  • Represented donor of abandoned shopping center to University of Texas for future university campus, with reversion conditions, 1995
  • Represented purchaser of garden apartment complex, 1995
  • Represented seller in sale and Section 1031 Exchange of Class B office building, 1995
  • Represented seller of garden apartment complex, 1995
  • Represented tenant in 10-year office lease, 1995
  • Represented NYSE borrower in negotiation of commercial credit loan agreement, 1995
  • Represented seller in sale and Section 1031 Exchange of garden apartment complex, 1994
  • Represented landlord in Class A office lease with national tenant, 1994
  • Represented NYSE tenant in 15-year lease for industrial facility, 1994
  • Represented seller of abandoned industrial facility, 1994
  • Represented trustee seller of Bexar County ranch, 1994
  • Represented tenant in sublease for former KMart facility, 1994
  • Represented manufacturer in negotiation of Ad Valorem Tax Abatements, 1994
  • Represented purchaser of New Braunfels industrial plant, 1994
  • Represented seller of Jim Wells County ranch, 1994
  • Represented purchaser of Jim Wells County ranch, 1993
  • Represented lender in foreclosure of retail shopping center, 1993
  • Represented purchaser of Kerr County ranch, 1993
  • Represented purchaser of Bandera County ranch, 1993
  • Represented purchaser of Class A garden office complex, Austin, 1993
  • Represented purchaser of garden apartment complex, 1993
  • Represented purchaser of Class B office building, 1993
  • Represented purchaser of residential subdivisions from Resolution Trust Corporation, 1992-93
  • Represented purchaser of Medina County ranch, 1991
  • Represented landlord of industrial lease with national tenant, 1992
  • Represented landlord of Class A office building lease with national tenant, 1991

LITIGATION MATTERS

  • Keystone-Texas Holding Corp. v. Bexar Appraisal District, 224th Judicial District Count, Bexar County, (appraised value of 560,000 sf retail shopping center, settled to client�s satisfaction before trial)
  • Trinity University v. Bexar Appraisal District, 73rd Judicial District Court, Bexar County, (university exemption from ad valorem taxes, settled to client’s satisfaction before trial)
  • Pierce, et al v. Hallmark-Bradfield Properties, Inc., et al, 45th Judicial District Court, Bexar County, 1992 (homeowners’ claims against broker and builder, effected complex settlement including replatting of residential subdivision  involved)
  • Guajardo v. Alamo Title Company, 288th Judicial District Court, Bexar County, 1990 (DTPA jury trial against title insurer, unpublished appellate opinion affirmed take-nothing judgment in favor of client)
  • Rodriguez v. Great Central Mortgage Company, et al, 57th Judicial District Court, Bexar County, 1989 (7-week lender liability trial; settled after submission of briefs to 4th Court of Appeals)
  • In re Komet, 93 Bankr. 498, Opinion superseded, 104 Bankr. 799 (Bankr. W.D. Tex. 1989) (relationship between ERISA and Bankruptcy Code, tried, briefed and argued)
  • Occidental Neb. Fed. Savings Bank v. East End Glass Company, 773 S. W. 2d 687 (Tex. App.-San Antonio 1989, no writ) (priority of mechanic’s lien, briefed)
  • Placencio v. Allied Indus. Intern., Inc., 724 S. W. 2d 20 (Tex. 1987) (jury issue submission procedure, briefed)
  • City of Uvalde v. Crow, 713 S. W. 2d 154 (Tex. App.-Texarkana 1986, writ ref’d n. r. e.) (sewage plant as nuisance, briefed and argued)